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Albatross Backpacker Inn

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1216 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome to The Albatross!

Join us in our colourful hostel-home and share life, stories & laughs with other independent travellers.

You'll find everything you need here (and possibly a little bit more!) including:

• Colourful arty lounge space
• Free continental breakfast bar throughout winter
• Free fresh ground coffee & tea
• Free yoga and meditation room
• Free unlimited high-speed WiFi in every room
• The "best hostel showers ever" according to our guests :)
• An art corner with paints, a piano, guitars, ukuleles, board games, and a baking box.
• A Pick-your-own herb and vegetable garden throughout spring and summer
• Large well-equipped share kitchen
• Warm bedrooms with fully-made beds

Run by travellers for travellers, The Albatross is a safe space to kick back, relax, and connect with others, yourself, and the beautiful Kaikōura world around you.

We look forward to meeting you soon and hope that The Albatross feels as much a home to you as it does to us.

Ben & Katie (and Louie, the hostel cat)

Reviews & Ratings

1216 Total Reviews
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Very Good
Sep 05, 2023
Bit torn about this review! Location is great and the hostel itself is really cool inside with loads of lovely artwork and communal things to do. However my room wasn’t very clean and had spiders and I think the heater was broken so it was quite cold. Gave 3 stars for the staff because I didn’t actually meet any during my stay- key was just left out for me even though I arrived at around 3pm which was convenient but not the most welcoming. Because I didn’t meet staff I also couldn’t find out any info for f
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Female, 18-24
Sep 03, 2023
Very cool place lots of instruments and artsy stuff about. Staff are super chill as well :)
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Male, 18-24
Aug 28, 2023
Super clean, awesome location, really cozy atmosphere! I would definitely stay again next time I am in Kaikoura!
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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